I was in a good mood and felt like making something new. So, I made 2 lobster solid lotion bars a.k.a body butter sticks. It's my first attempt and it is a success! I can't believe I have missed out on something so nourishing for so long. Those lotions can be chucked away!
What is a solid lotion bar you ask? It is the same as lotion but minus the water. Since it is made with 100% oil, no preservative is needed. It is used as any normal lotion and it melts at skin temperature. I'm guessing that this little lobster can last about 2 to 3 months.
♠ The normal cream and lotion have about 70%-90% water respectively. Since they have high level of water, preservatives are needed to prevent yeast, mold and/or bacteria from growing in the cream or lotion. These normally moisturize the skin for about 8 hours.
♠ Lotion bar and body butter are made with 100% oil. So, no need for preservative(s). Lotion bar is solid while body butter can range from semi-solid to frosting/icing consistency. These normally moisturize the skin for about 24 hours.
Even so, I notice some retailers sell their body butter like some sort of thick lotion. Meaning, they add water just so that they can use lesser oil in the product. It might pay checking their labels.
Do you use cream, lotion or body butter?
I use it all the time after shower and after every hand wash. It is absolutely a necessity during winter or dryer seasons. I have dry skin and can't go without any moisturiser.
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